Becoming confident on the Internet and email - for Deaf people

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 16/10/19
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to surf the web efficiently and safely? This complete course for beginners will take you from very start of an internet connection to being able to search and use the web effectively to find information, complete forms, buy goods, watch TV on-line, and maintain security at all times. This course will take you from the setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails safely, securely and confidently in both formal and informal situations.

Description

What is the course about?

This course is for those who want to feel more confident, knowledgeable and skilful in their internet use either for personal or work use. You will learn essential jargon and terminology - url, hyperlink, modem, router, search engines, and use this knowledge to help you use the Internet more efficiently and securely. We will practise using different search engines, understanding and using their results and learning the best ways and words to use for searches. You will learn how to organise your searches, using bookmarks, tabs and the navigation bar. We will look at some popular and useful webpages and sites and learn where to go to access the news, TV programmes, watch films and buy on-line. And you will learn how to maintain your security, understanding your privacy status, and remaining lawful. Also, this course will take you from the setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails confidently in both formal and informal situations. You will look at the different types of email accounts, how to alter settings, choose effective passwords and stay safe using anti-virus software, firewalls and other defenders as well as understandiing phishing. You will practise sending and receiving emails, adding attachments, setting up folders, organising emails, and recognising spam.

What will we cover?

• understanding essential jargon and terminology - URL, hyperlink, modem, router and search engines
• using different search engines, understanding and using their results and learning the best ways and words to use
for searches
• how to organise your searches, using bookmarks, tabs and the navigation bar
• accessing popular and useful webpages and sites and learning where to go to access the news, TV, watch films
and buy on-line
• maintaining your security, understanding your privacy status – including assessing the merits of anti-virus
software, firewalls and various cyber-security software
• emailing including sending and receiving messages, using attachments and managing your emails.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• understand essential jargon and terminology - URL, hyperlink, modem, router, search engines
• use different search engines, understand and use their results and learning the best ways and words to use for
searches
• how to organise your searches, using bookmarks, tabs and the navigation bar
• access popular and useful webpages and sites and learn where to go to access the news, TV, watch films and
buy on-line
• maintain your security, understand your privacy status – including assessing the merits of anti-virus software,
firewalls and various cyber-security software
• email including sending and receiving messages, using attachments and managing your emails.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a basic level course but you need to able to use a keyboard and mouse.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Each student has their own computer. Presentations will be made using computers, interactive whiteboard,
overhead screen and printed notes. Step by step instruction, with demonstrations where approximate, will help you
grasp the concepts. The course will be task-based so you are doing activities you would normally do in an office or
other workplace. Classes are taught in British Sign Language, and written English.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a USB memory stick, a folder with plastic wallets, pens and paper.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

The progression course is Google Drive and the cloud. There are a variety of other courses you could do either at the same time or after this course - for example:
ECDL Level 1
Edit and improve your photos with Photoshop
Becoming confident on Windows 10 and file management.

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Course Code: YCDC2B

Wed, day, 18 Sep - 16 Oct '19

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £0.00
Senior fee: £0.00
Concession: £0.00

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Why do I need an advice session?

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or call 020 7492 2511

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